UPDATE (12/29/14): Arggh! So they shutdown the TrueCrypt for some crazy cockeyed reason. But it’s still a good product as far as I’m concerned and I still use it to encrypt my flash drive. The last version of the software is still
How-To Geek has a nice writeup on how to create a shortcut or hotkey for the “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog. Comes in handy if you’re like me and use a flash drive alot.